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Byzantine Cavalry (M2TW Unit)

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Byzantine Cavalry (M2TW Unit)
Byzantine cavalry info.jpg
Class Missile Cavalry
Unit Size 32
  • Composite Bow
  • Sword
  • Morale 3
    Melee Attack 7
    Ranged Attack 6
    Defence 5
    Charge Bonus 2
    Accuracy NA
    Range 125
    Ammunition 25
    Region Global
    Recruitment Cost 530
    Upkeep Cost 175
    Turns to Build 1
    Unit Limit 6
    Building Requirements
  • Wooden Castle
  • Technology Requirements None
  • Can formed charge
  • Can withdraw
  • Cantabrian circle
  • Hide forest
  • Sea faring

  • Byzantine cavalry thumbnail.png Versatile lightly armoured medium cavalry, equally able shooting their bows, or fighting with their swords.


    Made up of soldiers with small land grants, 'pronoiai', these cavalrymen are a type of reservist who are called up in times of need. Although armed with bows, they are not as mobile as the Turkish cavalry they often face. However, they are better armoured and much more capable in close combat, making them very versatile. They wear padded or mail armour and are equipped with a composite bow and sword.


    The Byzantine Cavalry are a better unit, especially in melee attack and defence stats, than the Skythikon. While the Skythikon are cheaper to recruit initially and only require a Motte and Bailey, the Byzantine Cavalry offers better bang for buck in terms of upkeep fees. While Byzantine Cavalry are a fairly good missile cavalry unit, they will most lose out to any of the missile cavalry fielded by any of the Eastern faction (The Turks, Egypt) and will definitely lose out to the much superior Mongol missile cavalry. They are however, useful when fighting many Western countries, which do not have the ability to field any missile cavalry what so ever (except for mercenaries) and so, can give the player a nice array of tactics choices on the battlefield.


    • The Byzantium Empire Thumbnail.png The Byzantine Empire
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